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ever had to that question. you can't beat the whole of humanity. mr. president, thank you for your time. >> reporter: god bless you. i wish you success. >> thank you, sir.president, th your time. >> translator: god bless you. wish you success. >> thank you, sir. from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, this is "early start weekend." >> it's a tragedy. it's a tragedy for the nation. it's a tragedy for the defense leaders. >> harassing e-mails, a second woman involved, a scandal unfolding on election day. we'll bring you the details on the affair that brought down the most powerful spy chief in america. this time overseas, the bbc chief resigns amidst false allegations. we'll have a live report. they're our fathers, our mothers, our sons, and daughters. this veterans day we honor the heroes that fight for america's
freedom. it is sunday, november 11. good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com we start with new details that led to the resignation of general petraeus. a timeline has now come into focus as well as a new investigation that has brought this to light. >> we now know from a u.s. official that it was a complaint from paula broadwell was sending harassing e-mails to another woman close to the cia director that prompted the fbi to investigate. also we know that the investigation led to the discovery of e-mails between broadwell and petraeus that indicated the affair. now, that second woman hasn't been identified, and the official we spoke with didn't know the nature of that woman's relationship with the former director. but more details are. going out about the timeline of
events and when u.s. officials were notified of the circumstances of this investigation. a senior u.s. intelligence official tells the cnn that the fbi informed the director of national intelligence james clapper about the investigation on tuesday night, election night, just as some polls were beginning to close and director clapper as a friending colleague, fellow officer, and admirer, urged petraeus to step down from his position. we know as well from that intelligence source that director clapper informed the white house on wednesday and then, of course, the president and general petraeus met and that's when, in fact, his resignation was offered to the president. the questions now will, of course, focus on the second woman. who was she? what was the nature of her relationship with petraeus and what more do the officials know about the e-mails and this other woman? maybe some of the questions will be answered as the oversight committee now begin to pose questions of their own in this investigation and why they
weren't informed of it until just hours before general petraeus sent notice of his resignation and the reasons behind it to the men and women behind the cia. michael hayden was director under president george w. bush. here's his reaction and his thoughts on the future of the agency. >> it's a tragedy. it's a tragedy for the nation. it's a tragedy for the agency. included, tragedy petraeus. they'll move on, but it's very sad. the agency, and director mike morrell, he was president bush's daily man. he'll keep it steady and stable during this transition period. >> michael morell is the acting cia director right now. he'll step in and speak on the
benghazi attack. the president still has to pick a permanent replacement. i'll also talk with another journalist who covered the general in iraq on ideas on why he may have cheated. nearly two weeks after superstorm sandy ravaged the east coast, about 127,000 people on long island, new york, remain without power. it is sparking outrage with governor andrew cuomo as well as residents and now officials are vowing to do the job they say utility companies have not. >> what we have felt here is there's an absence of leadership and we're going to step in. we're working directly with the people on the ground to get power restored as quickly as possible. >> later today janet napolitano will make her second trip to staten island, the hardest hit
of the new york voros. joining me is howard, a resident. we spoke yesterday. we wanted to check on you and see how you're doing today. any indication yet when you may get power back? >> well, good morning, randi. thanks for having me back. no indication yet. i certainly do appreciate the opportunity to express how disappointed my fellow oceanside residents and i continue to be with the emergency response. the one bright light yesterday is we actually had a sanitation truck come down our block and begin to take some garbage away, but still no indication of when we'll have power back. and almost what's worse is there's really no communication or information flow at all about this. i haven't seen any light, but there were personnel in the area. so both figuratively and literally we remain totally in
the dark. >> so how are you able to be in your house? are you able to cope or is it too unsafe? >> we haven't seen the presence of a police officer or national guard. i haven't seen any police officer or protection services whatsoever. many houses are vacant. people are a little worried obviously. there's a lot of finger pointing, as you report, among elected officials about blame and responsibility, and there's a lot of energy being expended pointing fingers, but the residents continue to be the victims, and the need for actual electricity and information really is not being met. >> secretary napolitano is headed to staten island today. that's not your area, but if she was coming to your neck of the wood, what would you say to her? >> bring some gas and a long extension cord. >> anything else? >> well, i thing people need to step up.
and it's not about rhetoric. it's about some information and some action. so we need lipa officials and our electing officials to step up and get results and get some things moving and put resources in the area to get power back. for some it's two weeks. this is getti old. >> it certainly is. howard lorsch, nice to hear your voice again. we'll check back with you. >> thank you very much, randi. >> have a great day. >> you too. today we take time to stop and honor our veterans. ♪ through the perilous sky snopa raids and services are being held across the country to remember all the men and women who have served in our armed forces, so for all the veterans in your family or otherwise, don't forget to thank them for their extraordinary sacrifices.
president obama will pay tribute to american heroes this morning. he'll lay a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier at the arlington national cemetery and he'll make a statement around 11:00 eastern time. they served in battle. now they're ready to serve their constitue constituents. we'll tell you how it proved to be. plus, republicans are looking to capitalize on lessons they learned but who's going to be the flag bearer come 2016? yes, we're already talking 2016. we'll take a look at the list. the very long list. ♪ ♪ mom? dad? guys? [ engine turns over ] [ engine revs ] ♪ he'll be fine. [ male announcer ] more people are leaving bmw, mercedes and lexus for audi
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to start looking ahead, so we asked cnn political editor paul steinhauser to start handicapping the 2016 presidential race. >> call it the never-ending campaign. when one election ends, the next one begins. >> i have just called president obama to congratulate him. >> i just spoke with governor romney, and i congratulated him and paul ryan on a hard-fought campaign. >> with the 2012 campaign barely in the rear view mirror, we're already talking about the next president in the white house. does the popular gop senator in florida have designs on running for the next republican nomination. a source close says that's way too premature. but it's always good to have friends in iowa. rubio's just one name in a large list of republicans who may consider runs for the white house. they include governor chris
christie of new jersey, body mcdonald of virginia, bobby jindal of louisiana and scott walker of wisconsin. senators rand paul of kentucky and john thune of south dakota, former governor jeb bush of florida, former senator rick santorum. former governor mike huckabee who ran for president four years ago and the past two republican running mates, congressman paul ryan and former alaska governor sarah palin. as for the democrats the vice president keeps dropping hints of running again for president. here's joe biden from election day. >> are you going to vote for yourself today? >> i don't think so. >> and even though she keeps saying no to running there are hopes that secretary of state hillary clinton will eventually say yes. as for new names keep your eyes on martin o'malley and governor andrew cuomo. i can keep going, but i don't have time. if you think i'm jumping the gun, listen to this political guy. >> for news junkies like me it's
never too early to think about iowa and new hampshire and all of the rest. >> when pos contenders write books, start candidates and build friends early in the caucus states. randi? >> thank you very much. several veterans who served in iraq and afghanistan are celebrating their 2012 victory. in fact, it was a his tore uk election for them. barbara starr has more on the veterans getting ready to take their seat in congress. >> reporter: republican tom cotton, a veteran of iraq and afghanistan was one of the big winners tuesday, seizing the fourth congressional district seat in arkansas. >> although i don't know what committee i'll be assigned to, ultimately i want to play a central role in helping guide america's national policy and foreign policy. >> reporter: cotton, a law school graduate was an infantry
officer with the 101st airborne division. nine veterans from these wars have just won congressional seats, seven republicans and two democrats. >> this is definitely historical. there are going to be more iraq and after gaffe stan veterans. >> reporter: seth lynn says iraq and afghanistan veterans may finally have found their political voice. >> and i think a lot of people have come home, really established themselves in their communities, become leaders, you know, in business, in public service, within their communities and have now been having a lot more success running for office. >> reporter: despite the influx of 9/11-era veterans into congress, the number of veterans overall is declining. both the house and senate will have fewer veterans this year than last.
democrat tammy duckworth lost both her legs in iraq. she has just won a seat in congress. she believes the downturn is a moment in history. >> the giants, the lions of the world war ii generation step away and the korean war generation steps away. and when the last of the vietnam vets as they begin to retire, now you go to the all volunteer force and there's just fewer of us in general. >> duckworth says she has spent a lifetime in service and she believes that service is what has helped her and other veterans win their races for elected office. barbara starr, cnn, the pentagon. the bbc, it is the source of news for many in britain, many here in the u.s. as well, but now one of the world's largest media organizations has become the lead story. we'll take you to london for a live report.
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department store. take a look here. they've been trapped since wednesday when the building fell apart. at least 12 bodies have been pulled. 78 others were rescued. one man says he received a phone call from his girlfriend who's trapped in the rubble. crews are working hard to find her. in the mid east cross border fighting is flaring up between palestinians and israeli. six palestinians have been killed in the last two days as the two sides trade fire. four of those kills were civilians gathered for a funeral yesterday. at least four israeli troops have been injured. it indicates a high profile british politician and now one person is out of a job, but the man who resigned may not be who you think. joining me now from london is our senior international correspondent dan rivers.
dan, good morning. so this scandal centers on a british tv program, a report that turned out to be false. walk us through, if you can, what happened and the fallout. >> reporter: okay. so last week just over a week ago the bbc's news night program had a segment in which it alleged a former close colleague of former prime minister margaret thatcher was a child abuser. now, they didn't name the person, but it was pretty clear who it was, and the internet and twitter were alike with rumors almost immediately, naming this person. the problem was that the victim who was making these allegations had got inwrong. it was a case of mistaken identity. the victim was actually talking about something different. the bbc didn't check the basic facts. they didn't show a photo to the victim to double-check, they didn't go to chitchat the allegations and so they had to do a complete u-turn and issue a very kind of humbling apology and it's all resulted in the
directed general of the bpc, the most senior executive here having to resign. standing down late last night. other heads may well roll as well but this has been a really stormy couple of weeks for this institution here in britain. >> yeah, it certainly seems so. but the bbc's also in the middle of another sex abuse controversy, this one, one of its owner former employees, a presenter. what happened there? >> reporter: well this would have been bad enough. he was completely innocent, but it came just a week after the bbc had to apologize again for failing to air allegations about one of its own presenters. this is jimmy savo who they worked on a very long piece, setting out numerous allegations against jimmy savo. it was a solid piece of journalism but pulled at quite a late stage. no one is really clear about
why. the bbc went on to air a global tribute to jimmy savo. then they had to apologize. so they got themselves into a real tangle here. on the one hand pulling an investigation, which was correct about something in their own ranks and then later airing an investigation about something that was come plight wrong and i think those two things combined have left the bbc really badly damaged. >> yeah. and there is news, though, this morning, right, in an arrest in the case? >> reporter: there is, yeah. now this is in connection to the jimmy savo investigation which has turned into this sprawling policing inquiry. they're saying more than 300 victims of jimmy savo alone, but they're looking into other people that may have been involved at the time back in the '70s who weren't invest gated properly. a man in his 70s has been arrested.
so they're beginning to arrest a number of people. the problem is with all this, it happened such a long time ago, 30 or 40 years ago. many of the people alleged to be involved. it's obviously very difficult to prove its witnesses, victim's word against the accused, but they are now all leave nothing stone unturned in order to try to get to the truth of just how widespread this problem was back then. >> dan rivers with an eye on the scandals that are stacking up. dan, thank you. remembering our war heroes. a 93-year-old vet is guest of honor at a symphony to hear music he created during world war ii. and cnn's cameras are there. ♪ [ applause ] the potential of freescale unlocked. nyse euronext. unlocking the world's potential.
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surprise resignation of cia director general petraeus. they say his extramarital affair came to light because of an e-mail investigation. it was sparked by e-mails allegedly sent by paula broadwell, petraeus's biographer, to another female. robert bales, the u.s. soldier charged in a deadly afghanistan shooting rampage that left 16 villagers dead in march. today a 17-year-old afghan girl testified she hid behind her father as he was shot and killed. these hearings will determine if he can be court-martialed or face the death penalty. he faces 16 count ofrs premeditated murder and six counts of attempts murder. the campaign is over but mitt romney doing one last task as candidate, thanking his supporters. an e-mail went out yesterday thanking those who put up yard
signs, made phone calls, and attended rallies. romney kept his tone bright, writing, quote, we still believe that better days are ahead. it's up to us to rally together to renew america's promise and restore american greatness. in florida it was as close a race as you could get, but in the end, those electoral votes belonged to the president. cnn projecting that president obama will win the state of florida with 50% of the vote compared to romney's 49%. that means the president won all eight battleground states. good news for florida voters. governor rick scott rekweted a review of his state's vote progress says, especially in areas where voters waited four hours or more. according to scott, more than 8.5 million votes were cast this year, an increase of the approximately 8.3 million in 2008. long lines weren't the only problem during the election.
some polling sites ran out of ballots and some vote machines malfunctioned and president obama said, quote, we have to fix that. we wanted to know if the u.s. election process is even fixable. so i spoke with election officer rick hassan yesterday, and this is what he had to say. >> well, there are two biggs problems. one is we have partisans running our elections. we had that in 2008. she wu also the co-chair of bush's election committee. the other problem we had, we didn't have a single election, we had 10,000 elections because we had elections on the local level and a big part of the problem is not people trying to steal elections but the competence. not everybody knows,000 run it. they're running out of ballots, the lines are too long, and
machines broke. you don't do it in a rational way. >> so you say that congress cannot only -- not only can but 140u8d step in here to fix these problems. i mean how would they do that? what kind of constitutional pow doerr they have and what would it look like? >> many people think it's an issue left to the states but the constitution says when it comes to congressional elections, congress can overpower the states and impose whatever it wants. most of them would go along. this is how we had laws like the 1993 motor voter law which would require states to do certain voter registration activities, keep their voter rolls clean. congress can do this. i don't think they're going to do it. but we could have congress step in tomorrow and set up a national agency that would run our election. you say they could take over the whole process. >> i'd like to see a system
where it registers all voters. >> general david petraeus was a champion of his troops and we want to get back to that story now. certainly a champion. we've heard this many times of his troops in iraq and afghanistan, but we want to talk a little bit about what's happening with him. back home certainly, his wife holly became one of the leading advocates for veterans. and now their lives have certainly been turned upside down by revelations of an affair by general petraeus and his resignation as director of the cia. joining me on the phone now is lisa de-paolo. she's a journalist that's written about the general. lisa, good morning to you. first, let me ask you what you think of this news. were you surprised by it? >> i don't know of anyone who wasn't shocked by this. he's such a straight shooter, a cornball really, a very decent
guy. and yet, you know, this wasn't one of those things where, you know, you knew there must be something there, and yet, you know, when you really think of it, it's not that shocking. you know, it's very mr. appalachian trail here. in many ways this is the washington male curse. these guys, petraeus especially, he was a geek who played by the rules his whole life, suddenly becomes a rock star. i think there's something else that struck me when i was in iraq. i was fascinated by his marriage. he told me he would go sometimes 18 months without seeing his wife holly. >> so he talked about his relationship with you. >> yes. he told of the beautiful love story with how they met. he talked about her with the utmost respect. and she was the superintendent's daughter when he was at west point.
the supe being the top, top guy. he was a four-star general. so holly was the daughter after four-star, married to a four-star. she was prepared for this life. i don't mean her husband cheating on her. the military life, which is brutal. and they would go 18 months without seeing her. he did not go home when his father died to bury his father because as he put it quite nobodiably to me, my soldiers make the same sacrifice. >> what do you know about -- have you followed the biography that was written about him and what do you know about how that was done? >> oh, you mean by paula? >> mm-hmm. >> yes. it's interesting. even when i was in iraq, and this was the fall of '08, i knew there was someone doing some big project on him and they seemed very eena mored of her but i knew nothing of her nor did i meet her. but i have to say i wasn't surprised by that either. petraeus, at least in my experience, he was very willing to sit and talk and open up, and
he has a great sense of humor. when we did start to talk about his personal life and his marriage, he was almost kind of happy to do that because i don't think he got asked a lot of personal questions along the way. but what he described was, you know, being on this blind date at west point and it turns out to be the supe's daughter and he said the minute she opened door when he picked her up, he was gob-smacked. all she had to do was snap her fingers. he fell head ore heels for her, but they were young. they were young. he told the story of a first date, he and a bunch of cadets went out and they went to a bunch of bars. i said you took the supe's daughter to a bunch of bars. he sad taverns. it was really cute. i said, how do you do this, not see her for long periods of time. so it is hard. so keep in mind, other woman
number one, this isn't some bin binbo. she was military like he was, west point like he was, highly educated like he was, and they shared the passion of runni nin every morning. it's not that strange when we look at all of that. >> we certainly don't know if she is the other woman. we have been trying to reach her but haven't been able to do that. do you think his career is over? is this a big stooi in the eye. >> part of it, too, he enforced the military code like no one else lived it. that's the sad bart of it. he believed and, you know, emulated that code. is a military general, stars and stripes and medals hanging off his jacket over, yes, but petraeus is a really smart guy and i think, you know, there'll be a lot that he'll do in the
civilian world going forward. >> we'll continue to watch his career and see where it does go. lisa depaulo, thanks for calling in this morning. >> thanks. he remains a four-star general and a battle hero. and we honor others. he wrote about his time in the service? a symphony. this is his story. >> my name is harold van heuvlen and my age is 93 and i'm a veteran of world war ii. in 1945 i was stationed in new orleans, louisiana, and i was at the air base. a piece had been written that year and they said we could do anything we wanted to.
i decided to write a symphony. during those 70 years when it sat on the shelf, i'd look at it every once in a while and would think, why isn't this being played. >> my brother and i came upon the bound copy of the symphony. i talked to senator carl levin, snorch senator in michigan where my dad lives and the next things we had a letter back from the army secretary saying we'd like to perform the symphony. >> i was kind of worried what i would see and i was so grateful when i opened the score and saw that it was a total piece of music, very accessible, very melodic, ne-yo romantic. it has a special meaning when you sit down and you play something and you know exactly what's behind it. >> so the first movement of my
symphony is about the sadness of that period, the extreme sadness and sorrow of the holocaust and the terrible loss of life. the second movement is sort of being geared for war. and the third movement is the warfare itself. the boys going to omaha beach and invading germany. at the end of that movement i have a victory march. [ applause ] wonderful. >> he certainly does deserve that salute. one of our many heroes who we
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church. how many? >> there are around 85 million anglicans worldwide in 165 countries on six continents. it's the fourth largest christian denomination. it includes the church of england which means that the arch bush op is the head cleric of the church of england, which means he will actually coronate the new king or queen of england. >> i guess the question is we're talking about being violated. why are they divided? >> two key issues, sexuality and gender. >> which is why a lot of people wonder where he's going to stand. where does he stand? >> it's interesting. on friday when he was ordained he said he adoopts the view of the an guy can view of gay marriage. he said, however, i am adverse to the language of exclusion. we must have no tract of home
phobia in any part of the church. >> that's a big deal. >> the last bishop resigned. it seems he really wants to be the person who reconciles this very divided church. >> so what do we know about him? what's his background? >> this 56-year-old man was an executive in the oil industry. his real education is banking. he's married with five children. of his five children there was a time he had 57-month-old who died in a car accident and he speaks about that as being a moment in his life that brought him closer to god. we also know that his mother, in fact, was one of churchill's private secretaries. >> wow. >> but certainly a man with a business background who only came to the church in his 30s. so what the anglican church is hoping is that here is a man who can bring together a very divided church, use his humanitarian experience. he's very evangelical. early on in his career he always
brought musicians in his services. with great business acumen and certainly a desire to reconcile this as you said incredibly divided church. >> let's hope he does. it will be very interesting to see what he does. nadia, thank you. we appreciate that. we hear a lot of passion about jobs and the economy about political candidates but not much about veterans who serve in afghanistan and iraq. one military group is not so happy about that and we'll tell you who next. it's a new way to get cash back deals, and it's called bankamerideals! i sign into my online banking... click the "cash back deals tab"... and pick the deals i want. i just use my bank of america debit or credit card when i pay, and then i get up to 15% cash back -- put into my account. ♪ i know, right? [ male announcer ] introducing bankamerideals, free for online banking customers. sign into your online banking to choose your deals today.
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it left 16 villagers dead in march. today a 7-year-old afghan girl testified that she hid behind her father as he wus shot and killed. these hearings will determine if bales can be court-martialed or even given the death penalty. details coming to us now about two homes in indiana that exploded leaving two dead and putting dozens of more homes in danger. the exact cause hasn't yet been determined but according to the local fire department it looks like a gas explosion. 200 residents remain evacuated and rescue teams are looking for other victims. be sure to stay with us for other look. and this weekend we stop to take time to honor our veterans. parades and services are being held across the country to remember all the men and women who have served in our armed forces. here are some live pictures from arlington, virginia, for you
this morning. president obama will also pay tribute to american heroes this morning. he'll lay a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier at arlington national cemetery and make a statement around 11:00 a.m. eastern time. leading up to the presidential election, there was a lot of passion about jobs and the economy, but you didn't hear much from the campaigns about veterans who served in afghanistan and iraq. cnn's victor blackwell spoke with the cnn about the wounded ware yore project. >> i think it's too bad there wasn't more on either side on veterans' issues. we're still at war and it's far too easy for the american public to get distracted by the challenges we have. right here in new york we had the horrible devastation from hurricane sandy but it's important that our political leaders maintain focus on the fact we still have servicemembers putting their lives in harm's way and putting their lives in danger.
>> we know that the first lady michelle obama and the second lady dr. jill biden made military families a priority the first time. but what would your thoughts by regarding the president and vice president to make sure veterans are well taken care of when they come home from serving? >> well, they certainly need to maintain a focus on employment. the unemployment rates are much higher amongst returning iraq and afghanistan vets and the general population and that's something we certainly need to change. and the second issue which is a very dire issue is mental health. mental health needs to be a focus. there are too few mental health efficients in the department of veterans affairs. they're trying to cope with warriors. that needs to be an area that this administration maintains a focus on. >> something i want to talk about, i can't place the person who said it, but i heard that never have so few been asked to do so much. we're talk about the percentage
of men and women who served in iraq and afghanistan, and it's really remarkable the percentage of people who vn been fighting these two wars for so long. >> yes. it's less than 1% of the population, and that creates huge challenges if our warriors when they come back and try to reinlt great into civilian life because for the most part they're coming back into the world. many had served or been impacted in some way and to a large degree we're isolated. >> steve nardizzi, founder and director of warrior wounded project. thank you, sir. >> thank you for having me. two states. we'll focus on what this drug can do that other medications can't. dr. sanjay gupta will weigh in. that's ahead. but first this. when i got back from iraq, i stood away from large crowds,
malls, movies. >> i went in the house. just didn't want to -- >> stayed inside. windows were blacked out. >> i was really numb. didn't feel like i had a purpose anymore. >> nightmares, flashbacks. >> everything is still a war zone. >> we can't see their wounds. they appear like you or i but their suffering goes so deep it touches the soul. i learned how to train dogs while i served in the army. i knew that a dog can have a lot in your life. i realized this is what i was supposed to do. my name is mary cortani. i match veterans with service dogs, train them as a team so, they can navigate life together. when they train them, they have a mission and a purpose again. dogs come from shelters, rescue groups. they're taught to create a
spatial barrier that can alert them when they start to get anxious. >> are you okay? you getting overwhelmed? focus on maggy? >> the dog can keep him grounded. >> you're focusing on him and he's focusing on everything around you. >> you're starting to see them get their confidence back, communicate. they venture out and begin to participate in life again. being able to help them find that joy back in their life. it's priceless. [ male announcer ] what can you experience in a seat?